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    Scythe matters: Depardieu gets mowing tips from Belarus strongman
    Jul23

    Scythe matters: Depardieu gets mowing tips from Belarus strongman

    Minsk (AFP) – French star Gerard Depardieu is no stranger to unusual roles and controversy.But even hardened Depardieu-watchers may be taken aback by his latest visual foray — scything a field with authoritarian Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko.Video and pictures released by Belarus on Wednesday showed a burly Lukashenko...

    The Eurasian Big Bang
    Jul23

    The Eurasian Big Bang

    How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around WashingtonCross-posted with TomDispatch.comLet’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the Pentagon (in conjunction with NATO) would essentially be...

    ‘Putin wants me for economy minister’: Berlusconi
    Jul23

    ‘Putin wants me for economy minister’: Berlusconi

    Rome (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give Silvio Berlusconi Russian citizenship — and the job of economy minister — the disgraced Italian billionaire politician was quoted as saying Thursday.”In Italy, I have been relegated to the sidelines, but Putin has told me he is willing to give me citizenship, and...

    Sun, Sea and Bombs — A Ukrainian Beach Holiday
    Jul23

    Sun, Sea and Bombs — A Ukrainian Beach Holiday

    As Ukraine basks in summer sunshine, the beach resorts on the Sea of Azov are not doing well. The distant rumble of rocket fire and the roadblocks don’t make for much of a holiday atmosphere. Bookings have collapsed, and the tourism business is in ruins. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service and Current Time) …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Russia’s UN draft on MH17 crash doesn’t call for tribunal
    Jul23

    Russia’s UN draft on MH17 crash doesn’t call for tribunal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has circulated a U.N. resolution demanding that those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year be brought to justice — but eliminating the international tribunal that the five countries investigating the crash are seeking to prosecute the perpetrators. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict 2015: Long-Range Radars For Ukrainian Military Provided By Pentagon To Help Fight Russian-Backed Rebels
    Jul23

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict 2015: Long-Range Radars For Ukrainian Military Provided By Pentagon To Help Fight Russian-Backed Rebels

    The U.S. Defense Department was poised to provide the Ukrainian military with long-range radars that would help it spot incoming artillery fired by Russian-backed rebels, according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday evening. While the radar, which is purportedly capable of spotting munitions fired up to 31 miles away, was strictly not an...

    The Daily Vertical: A Belarus In The Donbas?
    Jul23

    The Daily Vertical: A Belarus In The Donbas?

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian bus crashes in Poland, killing 5 people and injuring 25 others
    Jul23

    Ukrainian bus crashes in Poland, killing 5 people and injuring 25 others

    Polish police say that a bus traveling from Ukraine to Warsaw has crashed, killing five people and injuring more than two dozen others. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian bus crash in Poland kills 5, injures 25
    Jul23

    Ukrainian bus crash in Poland kills 5, injures 25

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say that a bus traveling from Ukraine to Warsaw has crashed, killing five people and injuring more than two… …read more Source:...

    Farmers block France’s second city as Hollande bids to ease crisis
    Jul23

    Farmers block France’s second city as Hollande bids to ease crisis

    Paris (AFP) – Hundreds of furious farmers on Thursday blocked access roads to France’s second city Lyon with their tractors, unimpressed with a 600-million-euro government plan to ease a dire financial plight sparked by falling prices.Faced with a growing political crisis, President Francois Hollande added to his schedule an impromptu...